Latest News in Commercial Glass

  • GPAD organizers released details of the 2015 conference agenda. The event will be held March 18-20 at the Hyatt Regency Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.The two and a half day event offers eighteen enlightening presentations to provide glass fabrication executives education on the integration of software and the latest machinery to enhance automation, profitability and throughput. Q&A sessions...
  • Petersen Aluminum Corp. is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2015. Maurice “Maury” Petersen founded the company on Feb. 15, 1965 as an aluminum distributor in Chicago, then worked with his son Mike as the company grew to become one of the construction industry’s largest architectural metals manufacturers, according to a company release.“Fifty years in business is a noteworthy milestone, and we’...
  • A group of Sika's former directors and employees have founded a shareholder group called “Sika spirit” to prevent the company from being sold to Saint-Gobain, according to a Feb. 16 swissinfo article. The “Sika spirit” shareholder group exists to make a statement against Saint-Gobain’s acquisition effort, and to try to influence Sika’s next general assembly, according to former company chairman...
  • United Architectural Metals named Richard Richkowski as its new vice president of Operations. Richkowski joins UAM with a long and distinguished career focused on operational excellence, program management, continuous improvement and lean manufacturing, according to UAM.  He will oversee the manufacturing and plant floor and ensure high-quality production. “I am excited to have Rick on board...
  • HHH Tempering Resources Inc. announced the appointment of Mike Synon as the company’s new president. The current employee shareholders and new owners of HHH appointed Synon as president.During the past two years while serving as vice president of sales and marketing, Synon led considerable organizational change and growth at the company.Previous majority owners, Leon and Rick Silverstein, have...
  • C.R. Laurence Co. announced it reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Customs & Border Protection in a False Claims Act action captioned as United States ex. rel. Valenti v. Tai Shan Golden Gain Aluminum Products, Ltd., et al., Civil Action No. 3:11CV368, pending in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. The Government's complaint in...
  • Joseph Machine Co. welcomes Timothy Minne as director of Architectural Products. Joseph Machine is introducing a CNC product line for the commercial and architectural market. Minne's years of experience in CNC machining, architectural applications, CNC controls and CAD/CAM software will aid the direction of this segment for Joseph Machine.
  • Crystal Window & Door Systems celebrated its 25th year of operation on February 7, 2015, with a gala employee banquet event. Almost 1,000 people attended, including Crystal's employees and their families, select business associates and local elected officials, including U.S. Congresswoman Grace Meng, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, and former Borough President Claire Shulman. New York...
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association released an updated document laying out the anodizing process with reference to architectural work. According to AAMA, this standard describes the anodizing process, which produces a coating that is thick, hard and very durable. The AAMA Anodic Finishes/Painted Aluminum (AFPA) document has been updated to reflect newer technologies now...
  • The 2015 Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance Winter Conference, held Feb. 3-6 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, covered a plethora of topics, including new requirements to address occupant health and the recent “hot-button” issue of reflectance off the glass.Health Product DeclarationsJim Mellentine of Sustainable Solutions Corp. discussed Health Product Declarations on Wednesday, Feb. 4. More and...
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  • The 2015 Glazing Executives Forum will center on the state of the architectural glass and metals industry, addressing the overall economic climate, labor and supply challenges, project management and succession planning for contract glazing companies, and more.“The goal of this year’s event is to provide attendees with strategies to successfully navigate today’s industry, which is rapidly...
  • AGC Glass Company North America, a leading manufacturer of glass and glass-related products, announced Dec. 30 the sale of the assets of its U.S. Commercial Fabrication business unit to Trulite Glass Solutions LLC.AGC holds a leading position in primary products, and will continue to focus on the core strength of the business in manufacturing glass and innovating new coating technologies. In...
  • Officials from Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC today announced the company has acquired the U.S. commercial fabrication assets of AGC Glass Company North America Inc. AGC’s residential assets are not part of the acquisition and will be retained by AGC. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. “This acquisition will allow Trulite to continue to better serve...